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Intermezzo: Heidegger Pitches a Mystery/Thriller

Tue, 09/20/2005 — Fasteriskhead

"The fundamental role of Dasein is that he must bring Being out of retirement... for one last case. Being (that is, Lieutenant Mike Being of the 35th precinct) must confront a mysterious murderer always defined by his towards-deathness within a dangerous game, a strifing strife if you will, of concealment and unconcealment where Being must in the end bring himself to light if he is to bring his adversary to justice. Meanwhile, Dasein (Lieutenant Jim Dasein) finds himself thrust into his own existential loose cannon-ness, even while he must also find himself defined by his recognition of his partner (Being) as always already being-too-old-for-this-shit."

(at this point in the pitch Marty is quickly hustled out of the room)

OPERAS THAT NEVER WERE: GALAXIAN ON THE BEACH

Fri, 09/09/2005 — Fasteriskhead

In 1979, some three years after the co-creation of their landmark avant-garde opera Einstein on the Beach, composer Philip Glass and stage producer Robert Wilson briefly reunited to consider the possibility of a sequel. Wilson, having become fascinated with Space Invaders through the latter half of '78, lured Glass in with the possibility of creating a new work loosely devoted to the subject of the then-new topic of video gaming. Although never completed to any great degree, portions of the new opera were sketched out in draft and the project was given a tentative title, basing itself off of the classic shooter Galaxian.

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